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31st May 2019, 11:46
Replies: 169
Views: 89,958
Posted By SirToppamHat

Because even in the display season they regularly...

Because even in the display season they regularly fly practice displays which require the airfield to be sterile and the airspace above it sanitised. The BIG issue here is the airspace. R313 (ISTR...
8th Mar 2019, 21:02
Replies: 201
Views: 37,394
Posted By SirToppamHat

Might your gliding have taken place at Henlow? ...

Might your gliding have taken place at Henlow? Closer than Halton I think.
16th Sep 2018, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 6,321
Posted By SirToppamHat

Leuchars has Telebrief and Q sheds and approved...

Leuchars has Telebrief and Q sheds and approved weapons bays ?
15th Sep 2018, 11:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,884
Posted By SirToppamHat

I think there's an element of the 'law of...

I think there's an element of the 'law of unintended consequences' about this. Is Manning starting to see FTRS applications to return to Regular service in a higher rank than when people left?
...
9th Sep 2018, 19:14
Replies: 35
Views: 10,307
Posted By SirToppamHat

The runway at Baltasound is still in good nick,...

The runway at Baltasound is still in good nick, but is no longer in operation and at 2,000ft, there are plenty of FW ac that could get in, but not many that could get out again!

The standard...
7th Jul 2018, 22:38
Replies: 59
Views: 5,918
Posted By SirToppamHat

There are so many slight variations that they are...

There are so many slight variations that they are almost impossible to keep a track of. When I did my first degree it was at a college (formerly RAF Padgate), which was overseen by the University of...
9th Jun 2018, 15:32
Replies: 25
Views: 4,962
Posted By SirToppamHat

Since amended to: ...

Since amended to:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/533x434/capture_83d9068992cc520947f0b6158f0e25371fcbbd97.png
... which I am not sure is much better!
2nd Jun 2018, 19:47
Replies: 21
Views: 3,911
Posted By SirToppamHat

Well that might have been the case, and I will...

Well that might have been the case, and I will standby for incoming, but for those of us still serving delete 'they' and insert 'we' ... and sharing an office at HQ Air with a couple of other members...
28th May 2018, 13:27
Replies: 35
Views: 10,307
Posted By SirToppamHat

Much better quality photos Here: ...

Much better quality photos Here:

https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33579855_10156501001849885_3404277987472834560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=02d6394eadd7c39e973447062ef85229&oe=5B89FCC4
...
28th May 2018, 13:23
Replies: 35
Views: 10,307
Posted By SirToppamHat

From the Times on Friday: ...

From the Times on Friday:
https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33434808_2133083170039535_1007381886332305408_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c0310559d24d47f5e0701653c728f4ba&oe=5B8DDC6D
19th May 2018, 10:45
Replies: 163
Views: 47,071
Posted By SirToppamHat

I do wonder whether a replacement for the E-3D...

I do wonder whether a replacement for the E-3D needs to be in its image, or even crewed to the same extent (or in the same way).

There is plenty of evidence, even at Waddington itself, of remote...
7th Apr 2018, 21:26
Replies: 43
Views: 7,714
Posted By SirToppamHat

Dont disagree about any of the above. I got to...

Dont disagree about any of the above. I got to Henlow in 2007; 'This is a PAYD Trial Station' said the tatty leaflet I found in my room. And oh how we wished the trial would end and we could go back...
1st Apr 2018, 11:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,540
Posted By SirToppamHat

Yes it's always a bit odd that - The US solution...

Yes it's always a bit odd that - The US solution was to have the crews well protected from the missile launch in a separate part of the facility - and in the case of the Minuteman II in a separate...
16th Feb 2018, 22:57
Replies: 35
Views: 10,307
Posted By SirToppamHat

The article referred to at the start of this...

The article referred to at the start of this thread showed pictures from CAS's visit, with the radome on the ground inside a 3-storey-high, temporary windbreak.

Later that afternoon, the radar...
16th Feb 2018, 22:37
Replies: 35
Views: 10,307
Posted By SirToppamHat

Saxa Has Changed

Taken recently:
17th Sep 2017, 10:16
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By SirToppamHat

This may be a daft question, but would this be in...

This may be a daft question, but would this be in addition to his current role?
10th Mar 2017, 19:58
Replies: 161
Views: 93,644
Posted By SirToppamHat

Lynham Lad Thanks bud, that really tickled...

Lynham Lad

Thanks bud, that really tickled me:D:D:D

STH
9th Mar 2017, 21:03
Replies: 31
Views: 6,286
Posted By SirToppamHat

Whilst seemingly a logical move to take advantage...

Whilst seemingly a logical move to take advantage of an available resource, this is actually a damning indictment of the state of manning in the Service. Local Service Airmen (and women) were around...
3rd Mar 2017, 19:41
Replies: 161
Views: 93,644
Posted By SirToppamHat

What sort of gliders did he fly and at which VGS?

What sort of gliders did he fly and at which VGS?
15th Jan 2017, 20:43
Replies: 55
Views: 20,653
Posted By SirToppamHat

Interesting the the Israeli Air Industry...

Interesting the the Israeli Air Industry regularly competes for UK Air C2 systems too. Nice to be a potential supplier to both sides - what are the chances?
1st Jan 2017, 22:08
Replies: 24
Views: 8,523
Posted By SirToppamHat

Anyone for Stats?

For no particular reason, following summary of Non-State Awards:

Meritorious Service Medal
Capt: 1
WO/WO1: 19
MACr: 6
FS: ...
30th Dec 2016, 21:18
Replies: 24
Views: 8,523
Posted By SirToppamHat

New Year's Honours 2017

Of interest to some and with congratulations to those deserving:

New Year's Honours 2017 (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/61803/supplement/N1)

At link you should find the big awards...
28th Dec 2016, 13:51
Replies: 237
Views: 78,480
Posted By SirToppamHat

I am sure that the VSOs wiwll be looking forward...

I am sure that the VSOs wiwll be looking forward to all your GEMs suggestions Leon!
2nd Dec 2016, 21:03
Replies: 28
Views: 8,317
Posted By SirToppamHat

Just out of interest, what are the pension...

Just out of interest, what are the pension arrangements of our starred officers?

Whenever I see arrangements for us mere mortals, their arrangements, like those of the SCS are 'dealt with...
27th Nov 2016, 19:32
Replies: 60
Views: 12,918
Posted By SirToppamHat

Jim Lad Sitting (physically) closer to the...

Jim Lad

Sitting (physically) closer to the higher echelons of the RAF than I have in previous years, I would have to say that your description applies pretty well to the RAF. With the advent of...
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